Clean tech leaps into the future

Australia (Melbourne)

The website ‘Cleanleap’ does what its name suggests – combining ‘clean technology’ and ‘leapfrogging’ to label and raise the profile of projects that jump ahead in development, minimising damage to the environment.

By providing an online space for companies, NGOs, governments, universities and caring citizens to share the best stories about climate change and sustainability solutions, the website offers examples of real projects such as China’s magnetic levitation line, the longest and fastest rail line in the world, or Tesla’s energy efficient electric car.

The aim is to increase ‘cleanleaps’ around the world, eventually tackling the hurdles of transport, urbanisation, waste and water. Founder Sean McClowry envisions an urban future of more model eco-cities, such as Masdar City in Abu Dhabi – where cleanleaps such as carbon capture and storage projects, alongside the largest solar plant in the Middle East, mean new climate-change solutions can be tested for the benefit of all.

Written by

Lisa Goldapple, Editor, Atlas of the Future (29 July 2015)

Project leader

Sean McClowry, Founder, Cleanleap

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